The Oratory offers a rich and broad curriculum
All academic subjects are taught in small classes by specialists who aim to inspire a genuine love of learning in all pupils. Pupils are encouraged to be intellectually curious and academically ambitious.
Despite being a broadly non-selective school, we have very high academic standards, and in 2018 we were positioned in the top 3% of schools nationally for value-added at A Level (ALIS). This means that pupils leave The Oratory with higher grades than the national average for their ability. The breadth of the subjects on offer, combined with subject-based enrichment, promotes strong academic development.
Academic endeavour is very much encouraged; we want our pupils to work hard, take responsibility for their own learning, and strive to achieve everything they are capable of. All pupils follow the internationally recognised and intellectually rigorous GCSE and A Level curricula, with the Extended Project Qualification also offered at Sixth Form.
One-to-one attention is at the heart of all we do. As a smaller school, the pupils have the benefit of great relationships with their teachers and tutors, who know their strengths and their weaknesses, and can support them throughout their entire school journey, ensuring that each and every pupil achieves their potential during the exam period and beyond.